When people search for pitbull pictures on the internet they are not sure what type of pitbulls they are looking for. As I said before the term pitbull usually groups 3 different types of breeds beeing the American Pitbull terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier and the Staffordshire bull terrier.
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Now lets start with the American Pitbull Terrier. There are two main associations in the USA that define its standards:
The ADBA (The American Dog Breeders Association) and the UKC (United Kennel Club).
Red Nose American Pitbull Terrier
The longer legs allow the pit to sprint faster than other pitbulls which favour the bulkier look.
And if you look at old time pit bull pictures such as the
dogs you will see that their pits are not as bulky as you would find around nowdays.
American Pitbull Terrier UKC standard
American Pitbull Terrier, UKC Standard
I have no preference as to which one looks better, it´s just a matter of opinions, however it is interesting to notice the evolution of the breed and that it can look quite different depending on which standard you consider.
American Staffordshire Terrier
Last but not least lets see some pictures of the Staffordshire Bull terrier which is also considered a pitbull.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers posing for the camera
Brown Staffordshire Bull Terrier